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Tropical Storm Jose looms right behind Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma threatens Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Florida mainland, Tropical Storm Jose has formed on its heels and is expected to strengthen, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Jose is the 10th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season and is clocking sustained winds of 40 mph. "It's possible the storm could become a hurricane by Friday," the Sentinel writes, although Jose's predicted path would likely take it north, avoiding landfall.

Yet another storm is forming in the Gulf of Mexico, and has a 60 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression by Thursday. Jeva Lange